OLPC Thailand/Ban Samkha
Welcome to Thailand's OLPC Activities
OLPC Thailand consists of three teams: policy, technology and learning teams. These teams are working closely together. The policy team, led by Dr. Djitt Laowattana, as an advisor to the Minister of ICT, works on the government support system and budgetary provision. Our key learning-team partner is the Lampang Province Non-Formal Education Department let by Dr.Suchin Phetcharak. Our key technology-team partner is the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, led by Sanya (hardware) and Kamthorn (software).
In September 2006, we stationed a localization team (i.e., Thai language implementation) in OLPC Office (One Cambridge Center) for one month. In December 2006, we received the first set of B1 machines. The technology and the learning team got together and plan for field experiments with our pilot school: Ban Samkha Village School. The learning team tested their ideas with B1 machines and provide feedback to both the local technology team and the OLPC office at One Cambridge Center, MA.
Once we received the B2 machines, we added the Thai Localization package into the machines and went off to our trial site in the north of Thailand. Ban Samkha Village School is a long-time participant of constructionism program of Suksapattana Foundation.
Initial trial at Ban Samkha
In March 2007 we went to Ban Samkha with twenty B2 test machines. Here are some records of our activities: